A philosophical supplement to the OER movement: Thoughts on #et4online presentation

Reposted from edutechnicalities:

On Thursday, I had the opportunity to present on my OER/Edutainment/Postmodernism/Branded Digital Content research at the OLC Conference on Emerging Technologies (colloquially known as #et4online).  The presentation was an extension of my recent publication on OER as Online Edutainment Resources at Learning, Media & Technology; I look at scholarship as fluid and transitory, so this was an opportunity to illuminate and further the conversation.

I am overwhelmed by the response to the presentation.  Turnout to the talk was high, conversation on social media was lively, and the next morning there seems to be a good half-life to the session’s fallout (I included an edutainment clip where a man holds Uranium and refers to Uranium as a genie in a bottle whose purpose is to grant humanity 3 wishes).  This is especially promising because this specific topic has a history of rejection at other conferences — to that end, I want to again thank #et4online and the people behind the special issue of Learning, Media & Technology for taking a chance on a diffuse topic that does not fit the traditional models of conference presentations and journal scholarship. MORE.


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